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Head in the Clouds Volunteer

This opportunity takes place between 31 Oct 2018 and 22 May 2019. Closing date for applications is 20 November.

Interested in mental health issues, teaching and working with children? Why not combine these three in a great project. With a team of volunteers you will plan and deliver interactive workshops aimed at a diverse group of upper primary school pupils tackling certain mental health issues. Volunteers can be creative with session plans that will cover topics such as stress, confidence, and happiness in an engaging and child friendly way. This project is a great opportunity to gain some upfront teaching experience.

Location

Local Primary schools

Benefits to others

Give local primary school children the chance to learn about their own emotions, and teach coping mechanisms of how to deal with difficult emotions. The children in the sessions gain confidence and get to try something new.

Transport information

The local schools are well connected by public transport. Any travel costs to Volunteers will be reimbursed. The Schools are wheelchair accessible with wheelchair access to each floor.

Hours per week

1- 2 hours

Training information

No previous experience of teaching or working with children is needed. You will receive Safeguarding and session planning training. You will also be eligible for a variety of free training provided by our skills and development team.

DBS required?

Yes

Benefits to self

This opportunity offers the chance for individuals to develop their Leadership, interpersonal and team working skills as well as their project planning abilities. As a project, Head in the Clouds is excellent for gaining experience of volunteering in schools.

Skills/Experience required

No previous experience of working with children is needed but we do ask for a passion for the well being of young people and ways to cope with mental health issues.

Expenses information

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union covers travel expenses for volunteers and can provide the resources you will need for your sessions.

 

 

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